Dumbass?
Bill Quick

Inflatable ‘space elevator’ invented by scientists – Telegraph Rockets are incredibly inefficient because they need huge amounts of power to get off the ground, using up most of their fuel fighting against inertia and atmospheric drag. Eh? Gravity? Like (0) … Continue reading

It Takes a Child…
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… to tell the village idiot he’s naked. Ignore the dire warnings about our lives because it’s just hysteria Remember the great penis scare of the 1990s? Due to environmental toxins, sperm counts were in free fall, and the world … Continue reading

See? Indisputable Proof that Trump Supporters Are Idiots
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In the mail just now: Grammarly (the company behind the popular automated proofreader) released a study ranking the top 16 GOP candidates by the writing mistakes their supporters make on Facebook. Carly Fiorina’s followers proved to have a way with … Continue reading

Mann, That’s Gonna Leave a Mark
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A review of Steyn’s scathing new book about Michael Mann: “A Disgrace To The Profession” | Watts Up With That? Well, Part 1, or should I say, Volume 1 of that prediction is now in press. It’s a scorcher, hilarity, and … Continue reading

National Geographic Goes In the Global Warming Scam Tank
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National Geographic Redraws Atlas To Reflect Shrinking Sea Ice In yet another sobering sign that climate change is drastically altering our planet, National Geographic has updated its “Atlas of the World” in what it calls “one of the most striking … Continue reading

From the Annals of the August, Peer-Reviewed Journal of Junk Science
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When Supplement Use Becomes an Eating Disorder – MPR Recent research has shown that an increasing number of men are using over-the-counter bodybuilding supplements to the point where it may be characterized as an eating disorder. Findings from the study … Continue reading

Report of the Death of Snow Greatly Exaggerated
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Throwback Thursday: another failed “end of snow” climate prediction | Watts Up With That? We are all familiar with the most famous of all snow predictions, which sets the gold standard for failure, that of Dr. David Viner: http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/snowfalls-are-now-just-a-thing-of-the-past-724017.html From … Continue reading

Shocker – the Global Warming Cultists Have Been Lying For Years
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Mind-Blowing Temperature Fraud At NOAA | Real Science The measured US temperature data from USHCN shows that the US is on a long-term cooling trend. But the reported temperatures from NOAA show a strong warming trend. At the Temple of … Continue reading

Rebellious Boys Grow Up to Be Amphetamine Addicts
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Instapundit » Blog Archive » HMM: Rebellious kids grow up to out-earn rule-followers. Here’s a silver lining for parents of… Here’s a silver lining for parents of rule-breaking, defiant, disagreeable children: Such surly offspring could end up being a very … Continue reading

Junk…Science? Or Just Junk?
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Ars prepares to put “audiophile” Ethernet cables to the test in Las Vegas | Ars Technica This isn’t the first time the JREF has taken on audiophile-grade cables. In 2007, the foundation offered its Million Dollar Challenge prize to the … Continue reading

Nevertheless, It Moves
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Throwback Thursday #2 – Al Gore’s Arctic Facepalm Forecast | Watts Up With That? And, the Arctic ice is still there: It didn’t disappear in 2014, and in fact it appears to not be all that much different from 2009 … Continue reading

Science In the Idiocracy
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Detecting a Coming Betrayal – Pacific Standard Researchers use transcripts from online Diplomacy games to identify signs of imminent betrayal. I dunno.  This just sounds like more silly bullshit to me.  Like (0) … Continue reading

Odd. I Would Have Guessed a Higher Number, Based on Results In Other Fields
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Study claims 1 in 4 cancer research papers contains faked data | Ars Technica You could be forgiven for thinking there’s a bit of a crisis going on in biomedical science these days. Tenured academic positions are few and far … Continue reading

Pray to Gaea, Dumbass
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How I Came To Jesus On Global Warming – BuzzFeed News Though they differ on the details, the one thing all of these experts agree on is that just telling folks the facts — temperatures are going up, seas are … Continue reading

Yes, We Are In the Earliest Stages of Being Buried In Bullshit by Doomsday Hysterics
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Yes, We Are in the Early Stages of a Mass Extinction Even under our assumptions, which would tend to minimize evidence of an incipient mass extinction, the average rate of vertebrate species loss over the last century is up to … Continue reading

Another Ignorant, Dead Dumbass Heard From
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DRUDGE REPORT 2015® Humans will be extinct in 100 years says eminent scientist… (PhysOrg.com) — Eminent Australian scientist Professor Frank Fenner, who helped to wipe out smallpox, predicts humans will probably be extinct within 100 years, because of overpopulation, environmental … Continue reading

Shocker: Global Warming Did Not Destroy American by 2015
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FLASHBACK: ABC’s ’08 Prediction: NYC Under Water from Climate Change By June 2015 New York City underwater? Gas over $9 a gallon? A carton of milk costs almost $13? Welcome to June 12,  2015. Or at least that was the wildly-inaccurate … Continue reading

Qui Bono?
Bill Quick

Pope Francis Encyclical Calls for Climate ‘Justice,’ Formation of Global Political Body – Breitbart Pope Francis will this week call for changes in lifestyles and energy consumption to avert the “unprecedented destruction of the ecosystem” before the end of this … Continue reading

What Are the Ethics Of Writing Stupid, Ignorant Crap and Pretending That It Is Serious Analysis?
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What are the ethics of alien contact? – Lizzie Wade – Aeon When we meet aliens, it won’t be a friendly encounter nor a conquest: it will be a gold rush. Can we make sure it’s ethical? This is a … Continue reading

Globaloney Warming Takes Another Smack In the Chops From Real Science and Reality Itself
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Advanced Climate Station Data Shows U.S. In A Cooling Trend | The Daily Caller NOAA’s latest temperature update did not include USCRN data. One reason for this may be that the USCRN stations only have about a decade of data … Continue reading

Less Guns, Less Crime? I Kind of Doubt It, But….
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Connecticut gun controls estimated to have cut fatal shootings by 40% | Ars Technica Studying the impact of gun control laws in the US is notoriously challenging. A variety of demographic factors influence the prevalence of lethal violence, and it’s … Continue reading

Free to Educate
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Freedom of information requests turn up creationist materials in schools | Ars Technica This shouldn’t be a complete shock, given that surveys have found that over 10 percent of the science teachers in the US teach creationism as a valid … Continue reading

Is This Statistical Gibberish Or Not?
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Birth Month May Indeed Help Predict Disease Risk – MPR A new algorithm developed by scientists at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) supports previously reported associations between a person’s birth month and overall disease risk, including 16 new links that … Continue reading

Res Meets Ipsa and Loquitur. All Three Have Lunch and Discuss Global Warming
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Instapundit » Blog Archive » FALLEN ANGELS WAS JUST A SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL, RIGHT GUYS? RIGHT? GUYS? Glaciers on ice — for … Chief among them: carbon dioxide, better known as CO2. . . . ‘Most probably, the next glaciation … Continue reading

Oh, Look: Global Warming, Hiding In Plain Sight! Or Not….
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Updated NOAA temperature record shows little global warming slowdown | Ars Technica More data and improved adjustments slightly increase the recent warming trend. Wow.  Proof positive, eh? Oh, wait.  They’re lying: @NOAA ‘s desperate new paper: Is there no global … Continue reading

Junk Food Junk Science
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McDonald’s and the Microbiome: What Effect Does Junk Food Have on Gut Bacteria? – MPR When Morgan Spurlock famously spent a month eating large portions of McDonalds for the purposes of his documentary Supersize Me, he gained weight, damaged his … Continue reading

More Junk Science Fantasies Of The Melting Arctic Ice Cap
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Why More Technology Giants Are Paying To Lay Their Own Undersea Cables Starosielski was talking about the bid to build cables through the fast-melting Arctic in order to create greater redundancy in the global network. What “fast-melting Arctic” might that … Continue reading

I Wonder What Sort of Piper Will Present Itself For Payment
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NOAA Caught Rewriting US Temperature History (Again) | Power Line This graph presents the data visually. The black line shows average annual temperatures for Maine from 1895 to the present as they were recorded at the time, and as NOAA … Continue reading

Proof Positive of Global Warming
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Snowfalls Are Now Just a Thing of the Past | Ed Driscoll “UN scientists warn time is running out to tackle global warming — Scientists say eight years left to avoid worst effects,” screamed a London Guardian headline on May … Continue reading

Don’t Let the Door, Etc.
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Ex-US Rep. Inglis gets JFK courage award for climate stance – The Daily Progress: Wire BOSTON (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Bob Inglis received the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award on Sunday for reversing his position on climate … Continue reading

A Scam That Can’t Go On Forever, Won’t
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Top scientists start to examine fiddled global warming figures – Telegraph Start with this: Raw, before “adjustments”: Same data, after “adjustments”:   Like (0) … Continue reading

Your Daily Dose of Junk Medicine/Science: A New Clickbait “Study”
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Too many vitamins can give you CANCER, major new study warns the millions who take them – Mirror Online This bears all the earmarks of a typical junk science study. It’s a “meta” study of other studies.  These are especially … Continue reading

Another Tool For Liars and Junk Science?
Bill Quick

This Stunning Image Shows Us The Future of Climate Models This technicolor swirl may look like an artist’s acid trip, but what you’re actually looking at is the next generation of high-resolution climate models. Warmer colors represent hotter temperatures and … Continue reading

Ted Cruz Destroys Global Warming Scammer Jerry Brown
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Ted Cruz Strikes Back at Jerry ‘Moonbeam’ Brown On Breitbart News Sunday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) blasted California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) as a global warming “alarmist” who does not want to confront scientific data that undercuts his preferred narrative. … Continue reading

This Obama Idea Doesn’t Go Far Enough
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Obama orders 40 percent cut in federal government’s carbon emissions No matter how hard his opponents try to ignore or denyclimate change, President Barack Obama won’t back down. That’s why the commander in chief has signed an executive order that’ll … Continue reading

Old Blighty: The Greatest Newspapers in The World
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Men who hold doors open and smile may actually be sexist, study claims | Daily Mail Online If you’re the sort of gentleman who holds the door open for a lady – or the sort of woman who expects him … Continue reading

Unfalsifiable Global Warming: So Not Right It’s Not Even Wrong
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California’s hot, dry winters tied to climate change | Ars Technica Climate change is one of the most prominent public health issues currently on the CDC’s radar. The organization’s Climate and Health Program attempts to help state and city health departments … Continue reading

Sin
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Ben Carson: Prison Shows Gay Is Choice – The Daily Beast Ben Carson, one of America’s top neurosurgeons and a potential Republican candidate for president, said on CNN that prison proves homosexuality is a choice, adding “because a lot of … Continue reading

A Modest Proposal For Averting Global Warming
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Instapundit » Blog Archive » JOEL KOTKIN: The Three Faces Of Populism. “The real target of Davos populists is not themselves, o… ot surprisingly, after six years of minimal income gains and numerous tax increases, the middle class – Americans … Continue reading

Silencing the Heretics
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Lawmakers Seek Information on Funding for Climate Change Critics Democratic lawmakers in Washington are demanding information about funding for scientists who publicly dispute widely held views on the causes and risks of climate change. What’s not brought up is the … Continue reading